I had previously wrote (http://ladyjansneverland.blogspot.com/2009/02/korean-drama-boys-over-flower.html) about this drama now showing on Starhub Channel 173, KBS World and how i had watched the Taiwanese adaptation and a few episodes of the Japanese version and was quite tired of the same plot. However, i was hooked to the latest Korean version after just watching 1 episode and found myself watching 9 episodes in a day!! (I did fast forward some parts that i find draggy or that i had previously watched in other versions and already know its plot) For those who have no cable tv at home, you can also watch online at http://www.mysoju.com/boys-before-flowers/. I'm sure you will not regret watching it like i did ;>
Koo Hye Seon really did a great job of portraying the innocent and comical female lead Geum Jan Di. The choice of actors Lee Min Ho as the spoilt and bad tempered Goo Joon Pyo and Kim Hyun Joong as the moody and caring Yoon Ji Hoo is also suitable as they really did a great job of portraying their characters. Kim Hyun Joong looks so cute as Ji Hoo who found out too late that he actually has feelings for Jan Di and ended up choosing to be always there for her when she faces problems in her relationship with Joon Pyo. I guess i'm still a girl at heart and still a sucker for such romantic love story featuring super cute and good looking actors :>
I actually like this Korean version the most as there was even a scene where Joon Pyo flew Jan Di, her friend Ga Eul and his 3 friends to the beautiful island of New Caledonia. I was dreaming of being in the island too while watching the episode on the island trip as it is so nice to just relax by the beautiful beaches and stay in the beautiful resorts by the sea as the characters did in the drama hehe... I'm looking forward to watching the later episodes which was filmed in Macau.
I also like the songs featured in the drama especially "Lucky" and "Starlight Tears" and have managed to find the songs/MVs from youtube to share with everyone:
Starlight Tears by Kim Yu Kyung - Boys Over Flowers Ost
I'm Stupid - Boys Over Flowers OST
Lucky - Boys Over Flowers OST